What seems to help > can also hurt too.
POR is this <a href="mailto:Rod Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>"> if so it doesn't help stop harvesters.
Just the same formmails e.g. web-based forms...
Reduces usability for visitor's though. Saving yourself from possible spam is obviously a good thing but at the expense of the visitor ability to:
1. referencing their sent archive, and in lieu of this the ability to cc: or bcc: themselves
2. no spell checking and other writing tools
3. no read receipts
4. no ability to add to addressbook
...to name a few.
Unicode [unicode.org] is often a better approach that allows people who send alot of emails, require an archive, like receipts or prefer wordprocessing tools to continue doing so without the harvester spam.
Latest version 4.0
শচ ডমৃহদ ৃিিপডুু হু পগি.নপগযস
Translated: My email address is email@example.com
...and visible as the written text to the browser agent but a harvester wouldn't get a sniff of "email".
Translator Avro Keyboard [omicronlab.com] (freeware) allows you to one touch click back and forth between ISO character sets and unicode.
I know of a least one SEO who hides their "trade secrets" e.g. all coding is unicode > a bit overboard since they really haven't cornered the market on SEO secrets > but just the same there are many different advantages/benefits (and a few disadvantages) of using unicode.
[edited by: Marcia at 6:30 am (utc) on June 14, 2003]
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